Anise Shortbread

J Vineyards & Winery has been at the forefront of the wine and food experience since our first tasting program launched in 1999. All of the recipes have been created by our J Culinary Team to pair perfectly with our exceptional portfolio of varietal and sparkling wines.

Serves 80 Cookies


1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup confectioner's sugar
½ tablespoon anise extract
1 tablespoon fennel seeds, toasted and ground
1 tablespoon star anise, toasted and ground
2 cups all purpose flour pinch of salt


Using a standing mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Add extract and ground spice seeds. Scrape sides of bowl, then paddle in flour and salt. Chill dough for at least 3 hours before rolling and cutting. After rolling the dough between sheets of parchment (1/8" thick), use a cutter to make desired cookie shape. It will be easier to transfer the cookies to a baking sheet if the rolled out dough is chilled slightly first. Bake on parchment paper at 325° for 15-20 minutes.


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